Jay Patel

Embracing Stillness

After the lockdown in March, during quarantine I started reading extensively, listening to podcasts, zoom meetings, online classes, cooking and grocery shopping. I found myself exhausted in 10 days running behind productivity. I needed to slow down and self reflect. The lockdown kind of impose a slow down in life overall. I went for little walks through the slopes of my neighborhood chasing sunset views through the gaps between tightly packed Jersey Heights homes. Walking outside was connected to the brief walks I took inside my home. It helped me embrace stillness, observe it for longer periods of time and photograph the magically mundane. It became interesting to see how existing inner and outer world are correlated.

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